Category: Sports Medicine

Weightlift Safely to Prevent Back Pain or Injury While Bodybuilding

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Besides being an Orthopaedic Spine Specialist, I have many interests outside of the operating room. I really enjoy weightlifting and used to compete in bodybuilding events in my younger days.  While bodybuilding involves committing to a specific nutrition plan with little fat intake, taking lots of protein supplements and getting… Read more »

Common Golf Injuries that Occur in the Spring

Boyd W. Haynes, III, MD Ah, springtime!  The weather is warmer, the sun is shining and everything is in bloom.  After being cooped up inside for the several months of cold winter weather we experience every year, Tidewater residents can be expected to head outdoors and start being active again. Unfortunately, as a Sports Medicine… Read more »

Ryan Shazier – From Paralysis to Standing – A Cause for Celebration!

  Mark W. McFarland, DO A recent sports injury to a Pittsburgh Steelers’ middle linebacker Ryan Shazier made headlines due to his spinal cord injury which left him paralyzed and unable to walk. On December 4, during the week 13 game against the Bengals, Ryan went in for a tackle with his head too low. … Read more »

Top Five Most Common Sports Injuries

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Weekend warriors are people who participate in an activity (usually a sport) only in their spare time. These folks often sustain injuries because of a lack of consistent and sustained conditioning. After a mostly sedentary work week, 36-hole golf weekends and end zone catches can bring on a sports injury,… Read more »

OSC’s August Community Lecture – Dr. Mark McFarland and Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Join Dr. Mark McFarland for an interactive discussion about Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Regenerative Medicine uses the body’s own healing properties to repair damaged cartilage and tendon, mend torn ligaments, heal damaged spinal discs and restore function, without surgery. Not only for top… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears

Frederick Wintermantel III, PTA Rotator Cuff tears are a commonly seen injury of the shoulder in almost every Physical Therapy practice.  While we often see these injuries in athletes (baseball and tennis players) and workers who hold their arms up constantly, such as painters, those in construction, etc., almost anyone can injure their rotator cuff. … Read more »

Prevention of Common Football Injuries

Robert J. Snyder, MD It is almost August and many young males across the United States are getting ready for football season to start.  Once considered a seasonal sport, football players of all ages now train for football year round, opening the door wider for injury.  In the NFL, 300 pound men routinely collide with… Read more »

When Yoga Causes Back Pain & How to Fix the Problem

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Exercise is the best thing you can do for your physical and emotional well-being, bar none.  Every day, I see folks who “ride the couch” for 6 hours a day who complain of pain and stiffness in their backs.  When these folks decide to start exercising, often times that back… Read more »